Festival Tent on Wenceslas Square

As part of the celebrations of 25 years of the festival, an accompanying film program will extend beyond traditional cinemas into the public space. From March 9th there will be a Festival Tent on Wenceslas Square offering to visitors the screenings taking place at the tent daily from 10 am to 8 pm. The tent’s central programming theme will be this year’s centenary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak state. In cooperation with Czech Television, FAMU film school, the National Film Archive and others we are presenting a program reflecting the history of the state in both fiction and documentary films. (Examples include President Masaryk’s return to his homeland in 1918; the Communist takeover of February 1948; portraits of Communist presidents from a new Czech Television series; and Olga Sommerová’s documentaries about student uprisings in the 1960s and 1980s.)